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Life Magazine, May 13, 1957 - Seeking the Magic Mushroom by Wasson, R. Gordon; et al - 1957

by Wasson, R. Gordon; et al

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Life Magazine, May 13, 1957 - Seeking the Magic Mushroom by Wasson, R. Gordon; et al - 1957

Life Magazine, May 13, 1957 - Seeking the Magic Mushroom

by Wasson, R. Gordon; et al

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Chicago: Time Inc. Magazine Company, 1957. Book. Illus. by Richardson, Allan; Heim, Roger. Good. Single Issue Magazine. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Contains the landmark photo essay 'Seeking the Magic Mushroom' in which New York banker Robert Gordon Wasson describes his mission to southern Mexico to participate in the age-old rituals of natives who chew strange growths that produce visions. "The mushrooms were of a species with hallucinogenic powers; that is, they cause the eater to see visions. We chewed and swallowed these acrid mushrooms, saw visions, and emerged from the experience awestruck. [We] were the first white men in recorded history to eat the divine mushrooms, which for centuries have been a secret of certain Indian peoples." - p.101. Includes thirteen photos, eight of which are in color, plus life-size watercolor paintings of the seven kinds of hallucinogenic mushrooms so far discovered. This essay begins on page 100 and extends to page 120. Light musty scent. Complete and unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy of this historic issue..
  • Bookseller CA (CA)
  • Illustrator Richardson, Allan; Heim, Roger
  • Format/Binding Paperback
  • Book Condition Used - Good
  • Edition First Edition
  • Binding Paperback
  • Publisher Time Inc. Magazine Company
  • Place of Publication Chicago
  • Date Published 1957
  • Keywords Magic Mushrooms, Curanderas, Shamans, Hallucinogens, Psilocybe, Children of the Waters, Psilocybe Aztecorum Heim, Conocybe Siligineoides Heim, Psilocybe Mexicana Heim, Psilocybe Caerulescens Murrill Var. Nigripes Heim, Stropharia Cubensis Earle, Psilocyb
  • Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

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LIFE Magazine, 1957. softcover, mailing label to front cover, light wear to covers & spine else text clean & binding tight. - If you are reading this, this item is actually (physically) in our stock and ready for shipment once ordered. We are not bookjackers. Buyer is responsible for any additional duties, taxes, or fees required by recipient's country. Photos available upon request.
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